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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917.
I'LATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
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HOLD U. S. BACK
London Tress Says Peace Talk is to
Delay America's Preparations.
Commentators' Urge Allies to Declare
Against War Acquisitions.
London, July 30. Statements by
Dr. Michaelis. German imprial chan
cellor, and Count Czernin, the Austria-Hungarian
foreign minister re
garded as obviously made in collusion,
fill the morning papers. They are gen
erally treated editorially as a sign
of weakness, while the absence of ref
erence to the future of Belgium and
Serbia is considered to' exclude all
credence in the desire for peace by
understanding. Austro-German peace
talk, unless accompanied by an agree
ment to evacuate and restore con
quered territory is declared to be
merely aimed at delaying America's
preparations for war.
Ilerr Michaelis' accusation against
Trance is dismissed by some commen
tators as best left for refutation by
French allies, but discussed by others,
one of which says the story is too
thin even for the Germans to believe.
The Daily . News, however, main
tains that although the chancellor's
statements are valueless as evidence,
they cannot be left unanswered and
insists that a statement of war aims,
to be formulated at the coming con
fronts of allies, must constitute
an explicit disavowal of all thought of
conquest for conquest's sake. It de
nounces the "ignorance of the folly of
Sir Edward Carson's threat to drive
Germany behind the Rhine." which it
says has given Ilerr Michaelis a
weapon which he was swift to use.
"It is in the power of the allies to
render the weapon innocuous, even
turning: it against himself, but the
repudiation of his charge must come
quickly, and in a form leaving no
loc;hole for misinterpretation.'
The Chronicle proclaims its belief
that it would be unwise for the allies
to deprive Germany of genuine Ger
man soil. It points out that while the
chancellor talks of vast territorial
modifications, he mentions only the
Saar valley, and it suggests that
France may be aiming to restore the
old German frontier of Lorraine,
wh it'll would involve "a little strip on
the German side of from rive to fif
If Fiance desired this for strategic
reasons, the Chronicle would not say
she necessarily had the right, but "it
would be an exceedingly small affair
not comparable for an instant to Ger
many's seizure of two large provinces
in 1S71. It must be remembered, too.
that after losing some millions in
killed and wounded in a war forced
upon her and wherein she has borne
the brunt of battle for liberty
throughout Europe, France has the
right to make exceptional claims for
her future security such as Germany
had not in 1871. and no other state
unless Belgium would have t'Klay."
Berlin, July 30. Dr. Michaelis, the
German imperial chancellor, on Sat
urday summoned a large number of
newspaper men to whom he declared:
"The speech of David Lloyd-George,
the British premier, Queen's hall,
London and the recent debate in the
British house of commons, again have
proven with indisputable clearness
that Great Britain does not desire
peace by agreement and understand
ing, a . nly a conclusion of the war
which means the enslavement of Ger
many to the arbitrary violence of our
"Proof of this may be seen in the
fact that Sir Edward Carson (mem
ber of the British war cabinet), de
clared in Dublin that negotiations
with Germany could begin only after
the retirement of German troops be
yond the Rhine.
"The enemy press endeavors to
force upon my inaugural speech the
interpretation that I only consented
to the majority resolution with an ill
concealed reservation of Germany's
desires for conquest. I am obliged to
tlen ythe imputation as to an object
of which there can be no doubt. Be
sides, the resolution implies which is
Muitc clear that the enemy must also
renounce any ideas of conquest."
Dr. Michaelis added that it was
manifest that Germany s enemies
were not in the least considering such
denunciation, and that the - French
meeting held in secret was fresh
proof that her enemies were respon
sible for the prolongation of the war
and were "actuated by lust of con
"The eonspicuousness of justice o
our defensive war," the chancellor
concluded "will steel our strength and
determination in the future."
Ready for Peace.
Vienna, Via Copenhagn July SO.
Reiterating- that Austria - Hungary
was ready to accept an honorable
peace, but that the dual monarchy, in
conjunction with its allies, would
fight to the last extremity if the en
tente powets declined to enter nego
tiations on the basis of a peace by
understanding as recently outlined by
the German imperial chancellor and
the richstag, Count Ottokar Czemin
von Shudenitz, the ' Austro-IIungarian
foreign minister in an interview to
day discussed at length peace possi
The Austrian statesman took oc
casion to reply to the speech made by
David Lloyd-George in London July
21, when the British premier charac
terized the address delivered by Dr.
Michaelis the German chancellor, as a
sham. The count said Mr. Lloyd
George was mistaken when he repre
sented the reichstag peace resolution
to be a "piece of bluff."
"The chancellor and the reichstag,"
the foreign minister said, "declared
that Germany was conducting a de
fensive war and that the German
people only asked for an honorable
peace by means of an understanding
and an agreement offering the basis
for a lasting reconciliation of the na
tions. The chancellor and the reich
stag solemnly replied that the Ger
man people desired no forced conquest
and abhorred economic isolation and
incitement to enmity between nations
after the war."
HE WANTS UNITED
STATES TROOPS ON
San Francisco, Cal.. July i)0. The
presence of American troops on the
eastern front would be fatal to Ger
many, according to General Michael
Yassukovich. chief of the Russian mil
itary commission, who was here to
day. "If America will send 100.H)0 men
to Russia she will furnish an army
that will be the nucleus of a Russian
army of a million men that may be
grouped with -fatal results to Ger
many" declared General Yassukovich.
"Germany will net be able to face
such a combination in the eastern
theater, while France. Great Britain
and America will press her in the
west. There is no doubt that splendid
Russian armies of a million men each,
organized, stiffened and encouraged
by the presence of your troops, can be
built upon the foundation of ouch
00.000 Americans sent to our front.
"The United States has it in her
power to am icussia ana me auies
tremendously by dispatching this ex
peditionary army to Russia at the
earliest possible moment. If Amer
ica decides to do this, she will render
far greater aid to the allies in general
and Russia in particular than by
sending a simflar army to the front
n France or in Flanders.
General Yassukovich relieved Gen
eral Baldwn as head of the military
mission. The latter has returned to
etrograd. Germany is spending
.i 1 1 1 T ' .
money with a lavisn nana in .uussia
to bribe agitators, said General Yas
sukovich. German money alone, he
said, is responsible for the recent dis-
asterous retreat of the Galician
armies, and for the opposition to the
provisional government. Most of the
trouble in Petrograd is caused by a
small and noisy minority, he said.
General Rassukovich is accom
panied by a staff of four officers and a
secretary. He is to go to W ashing
Call Plattsmouth Garage for serv-
ice. l ei. oy4, also nvery. j. u wasun,
18 YEARS OF
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Traverse City, Mich. Mrs. J. W.
Towards, nf this town, savs: "I suf
fered for about 18 years with liver
trouble, and doctored with many dif
ferent remedies. At last, i was toia
that an operation was the only thinpr
that would help me, but I heard of
Thedford's Black-Draught, and took
six 25-cent nackaees and it cured. me.
I can Tecommend it to all who suffer
from liver troubles.
I have influenced several of my
neighbors to take Black-Draught
Liver Medicine, and I give it to my
I can safely say that I owe my life
to Black-Draught, as it put me on my
feet after everything else had failed."
You know that you can depend upon
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quick and permanent relief in all dis
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sands of people, whose troubles were
limilar to these.
Safe, gentle in action, and without
bad after-effects, Black-Draught is
sure to benefit both young and old.
Fold everywhere. 25c a package.
Costs only on cent a dose, NCB
OF MEN ASK
Many Seek Blanks to Apply for Im
munity From Draft Because of
OVER 25 PER GENT ARE
REJECTED BY EXAMINERS
Figures So Far Indicate Average
Same as in Civil War, Lower
Than in Army.
Washington, D. C, July 30. The
first reports of the local boards on
physical examination of drafted men
are beginning to appear. As yet, how
ever, they are not complete enough to
make any logical deduction as to the
probable average of rejection for this
The draft statistics of the civil war,
which showed between 25 and-30 per
cent rejected on this ground, still are
the best guide on the question. Such
figures as have come from the local
boards are in general harmony with
the old average.
The average of rejections on phys
ical grounds in regular army recruit
ing has been far higher, but condi
tions are entirely different with the
selective draft forces.
In many districts where examina
tions are proceeding a large number
of men have asked for affidavit blanks
on which to submit applications for
exemption because of dependent fam
ilies. This is no criterion of the ex
emptions to be granted, however, as
each case must be considerde on its
Prompt and efficient work by dis
trict exemption boards is expected by
government officials as a result of
stripping all red tape from the pro
cedure of the tribunals. President
Wilson's executive order outlining the
principles to govern exemptions,
coupled with instructions to the
boards from Provost Marshal General
Crowder, are regarded here as setting
n motion the last phase of the se
lection process with a momentum that
insures a minimum of confusion and
The object of instructions is to im
press the boards with the view that
their primary purpose is to select the
personnel for the national army in
the shortest possible time. To that
end they have been informed that no
legal precedents bind them and that
there need be no adherence to rules
of evidence or other technicalities of
Attorney General Gregory set in
motion today further machinery to in
crease the size of the registration res
ervoir from which the (87,000 men of
the first t-all are to be drawn.
Thousands of men failed to regis
ter, it has been found, for one cause
or another. Through the district at
torneys the department of justice is
rounding up these men and when
found they will be assigned numbers
which will insure their being called
up for examination at an early date.
They will be given the serial numbers
of men near the top of the list al
ready permanently discharged for
WAR OUTCOME IS
UP TO AMERICA
London Press Declares United States
Can Swing Balance By
London, July 2'J. The Observer in
an articles arguing that the western
allies even yithout Russia, are more
powerful than the central powers.
"The real crux of the whole war is
to provide ships for American 're
quirements. We refuse for a single
moment to believe that the United
States will fail to rise to the crisis.
The cause needs every single ton of
maritime carrying power that the
United States can muster or launch
"No possible shipbuilding effort in
this country alone can provide the
huge additional tonnage demanded by
coming American requirements. To
get fairly ahead of the submarines
the United States must launch at
least the same amount of tonnage as
that mentioned by Lloyd-George in
Paris, as Great Britain's output for
next year, namely, four million tons,
and that within the same time.
LOST A bicycle pump somewhere
in Murray. Finder will please notify
MEETING OF SWINE RAISERS.
Meeting" to be held at Weeping
Water .for organizing swine raisers
to control hog cholera in Cass county.
Representative swine breeders for
each precinct urged to be present.
At 2:30 p. m., Saturday, August 3,
a meeting will be held at the opera
house at Weeping Water for the pur
pose of perfecting a farmers organ
ization to work along lines of hog
cholera control and reduce losses
from that disease.
This work, which is conducted by
the United States Bureau of Animal
Industry, Extension Division of the
College of Agriculture, and the State
Live Stock Sanitary board co-operating
with the farmers, has been car
ried on in northern Gage and John
son counties since 1904, and has
proved very effective in controlling
It is important that a delegation of
swine breeders from each precinct in
the county be present at this meeting
in order to get a complete organiza
RUSS TORN ON
Loyal Slav Troops Fighting Desper
ately Against Advancing
END OF GREAT RETREAT
' AT HAND IS INDICATED
Teutons Find Fursuit of Foe Becom
ing Increasingly Difficult and
Apparently the turn in the tide of
retreat by the Russians in East Ge
licia is beginning. On several sectors
the loyal troops have halted and now
are facing the Austro-Gc r-mans and
offering resistance as best they can
with their badly depleted forces.
Although the stands they have
made have as yet been unsuccessful
in holding back to any great extent
the numerically superior Austro-German
armies, they serve to show that
the spirit of loyally is still alive in
many of the men of General Korr.il
offs contingents and that it is not
their purpose to surrender further
territory without a contest.
Compelled to (Jive Ground.
One of the main attempts of the
Russians to hold back the enemy has
been on the heights east of the River
Zbrocz which flows alone: the border
between Galieia and F.ussia. but tie
spite the resistance offered they have
been compelled by overwhelming num
bers to cede ground to the Aust-o-Germans,
who crossed the stream.
The Teutons also have crossed the
Galician frontier and now are invad
ing Bukowina by -way of Suchawa
valley, their immediate objective be
ing the town of Seletyn. whiic the
force that recently was successful in
its operation against the Russians in
the region of Kilababa has reached
the territory lying to the east of the
uppr Moldavia valley.
The Rumanians and Russians fight
ing near the northwestern border of
Rumania continue to press forward
in the Casin and Putna valleys, hav
ing captured six additional villages
and added materially to the num
ber of men and guns captured. Fifty
German spies disguised as Russian
soldiers are reported to have been
caught and shot.
Russian . deserters are being exe
cuted by wholesale.
FA KM FOR SALE.
1K0 acres; '.good grain and dairy
farm, half mile of a good town; all
fenced; seven-room house; stable for
four horses; cow stable with stanch
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with cement floor; water system,
piped below frost, with supply tank;
wind mill and good shallow well; o0
acres of alfalfa; 30 acres of tame
pasture; 10 acres of wild meadow;
good bearing orchard; 5 acres of oak
timber. Price $125 per acre, $2,000
or $3,000 cash. Mortgage on farm
for $y,000 bears 5 per cent interest.
Ten years' time on balance at 5 per
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for sale, from $S5 per acre up. Write
us what you want.
Stewart Bros. Investment Co..
FOR SALE A complete household
of genuine fumed oak furniture at a
bargain. Must sell on account of
sickness. Cost $467; will sell st good
reduction; good as ne'w. Phone F.
Schlichtemeier, at Nehawka.
This Man Smile ?
man nis neignccr
He has bought
mm? mi mm mw&k
the greatest dollar-for-dollar
value there is in
tires. He has Fisk Qual
ity, risk Serviceand
Mileage at a fair pri
RUSSIA HAS GRANTED
AMNESTY TO POLES
the Polish Review pul.li.-hed in ..'
dun, has reeeived from. A. R. Ltdr.it
: ky. chairman of the committee ap
pointed l.v the Russian provisioiiid
g.veT.nient to settle alfuir. in I'-1-iw.d
v telegram sayinj: that the p.v
erntr.t -.t has granted t.innesty to Pol-
i 1 T k .
i l i!
l):-i?one"s o: var no ;: e ivussiai.
ects and who foultt ajan&t
Rus.-ia iii the Polish legions, and they
will l.t tret.u-d as i he s.
Ail Polish civilian jirisoiiei's, in
ch.. J in:; P:u:n and Aiut:i.:n -uo-
II t,e treated ;;s st:l.
ate v. i:u-!i are r.ST at v. a:
-sia a.nd t'ney will ieeve:
ptrser.al and property ri'rhts. Tne
ieie-xrar.i also gives detans : various j
iii-ivlleges granted Polish v-. a.- p-i-on- j
rm v nrTio
Positions liioekin-: Read (y Capital of
P-ekcvina Are Evacuated After
Fti-orrad. July An
statensent issued today says:
"According to reports
service agents the present German of
fensive was undertaken as the result
of detailed testimony concerning in
ter1;:;! conditions of t'ne Russian army
which had been placed in the hands of
the German chief of staff. Field Mar
sha! von Ilindenburjr. it appears, had
promised Emperor William that in
two months he would put Russia out
In east Galicia the Russians along
the Sbrocz river continue to give
battle to the Teutonic allies, who
have crossed the stream and gained a
footing on Russian soil. At several
points enemy detachments have been
forced out of captured position.-,
which have been taken by the Rus
sians. To the south the Russians have at
tempted to make'a stand also in west
ern Bukowina. but were compelled to
evacuate positions along the Chere
mosh l iver and retreat eastward. The
town of, Zale Szizyky and several
other positions blocking the road to
Czerr.owitz, the capital of Bukowina,
have been evacuated by the Russians.
On the Roumanian front and in the
wooded Carpathians the Germans
have gained further ground against
the Russians and Roumanians except
in the Casiriund Putna valley regions.
-American torpedo boat destroyers
in the European war zone have come
upon two German submarines which
'"ere tiUncldnjr merchant vessels, 2nd
forced them to seek safety from
American shells in flight without hav-
. ing fired a shot in return.
Tires For Sale By
! SECOND LIBERTY LOAN
DF THREE BiLLOri MAY V
BE OFFERED VERY SOON
Wa:-;nut-.p.. July Ul. The first
ep towarfl l::tancinu- tl.e second in-
, i . r . u . i :i I ... .-. i. .t -
taken Ly the ti-asi2!y today with the
oiTerin; of o;;t,0'..(io;i in trea?ury
certif-eates of indebtedness. It is the
:ar;res: block of such securities yet
siH'ereu ai;J the inteiest rate, li1. er
Lv.nt. is t4 of er cent higher than
he pii'vi'j.is o!i'ri:':rs.
Si. L.-:'. in t ions an- to cioe on Aug
ust ;:nu the ce'etiheates are p
:i Xoe:ai t-r ." r.ext. lnuicrtting toat
.-tcor.d installment of the Liberty
loan v-' have been r'oated in the first
of Nevtrr-ber. Although the
treasury has remained silent on that
subject, tiie general impression here
is that the loan will be offered in Sep
tember ai.J that it will be for a total
of j:5 OOo.o'M.oO!!.
NEW WAY TO PRY EGGS.
! Yoni T !,-.-a.i 1 ni i ly .
Josph Saunder, a brother of the
young man who recently married
Florence Richardson of Mynard, and
Mr. E. A. Erickson, both of Omaha,
were coming" down to Plattsmouth
this morning, and were making a fair
rate of speed, when they struck a
bad hole in the road just the other
side of LaPlatte, when they were
thrown from the car, which skidded
to one side and turned over, breaking
it up somewhat. The good part of the
wreck was that they both got out
without serious injury. They had a
case of eggs in the rear portion of
the car, which, when the impact came
were thrown on the engine and cooked
almost .instantly. Still the boys had
to come to Wagner's to get a lunch
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CLAIM LAFOLLETTEf ARB ; .
..... GRONHA ARE ALIGNED,
WITH PEACE MOVEMENT
N'ew York, July 31. Senator Rob
ert M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, and
Senator A. J. Gronna, of North Da
kota, today formally aligned them
selves with the pacifist movement, ac
cording to telegrams from them given
out here tonight by the. people's coun
cil, which is conducting a nation-wide
Senator La Follette was quoted as:
having wired the country "Not to be
intimidated by threats of war trade,
but to begin work at once for the
election of members of congress who
would stand for the 'repeal of obnox
ious laws.' " Senator Gronna. the
council announced, had wired that the
constitution has not been repealed nor
IMPROVING IN KANSAS CITY.
From Tii-s.lay"s Oaily.
Mrs. John Murray, who some time
ago went to Kansas City, Mo., for
consuitation at the Thornton & Minor
institute for her health, is feeling
much improved from her treatment
there, and is greatly encouraged. One
of the doctors in writing to her
friends in this city, says she is mak
ing satisfactory improvement and
that it will not be necessary for her
to undergo an operation, that her
ailment is succoming to the methods
of practice at the institute and that
her Jiealth is improving. Her many
friends here and . throughout the
country will be pleased to know of
her improvement in health.
For Sale Y'oung horse, 3 years
old, weight 1,130, drives single;. all
purpose horse; good mover. R. D.
Dalton. Phone No. 127-W.
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